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Step Right Up! Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow urges ‘face your fears’

A sideshow circus troupe invites audiences to “face your fears” as acrobats fly without nets and performers swallow swords and razor blades, eat and breathe fire or walk on broken

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Folk For The Future: Willi Carlisle embraces everyone on ‘Peculiar, Missouri’

Don’t poets make the best songwriters? Willi Carlisle’s new album, “Peculiar, Missouri,” eases back and forth between poetry and songwriting so completely that he’s not sure when he’s writing one

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Cherise Carver: Four Minutes, Four Questions

Cherise Carver, a country musician from Rogers, has hit the radio with her new song, “Get Back Home,” with the catch phrase “It’s never too late if I’m breathing.” The

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‘Music That Moves Us’: Chamber festival returns to Northwest Arkansas

Tomoko Kashiwagi, artistic director of Chamber Music on the Mountain, hopes this year’s festival “moves” listeners. “I thought, we have been so confined during covid. What I want to do

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APO Up Close And Personal: Evening With The Maestro a ‘powerful’ experience

When Steven Byess, music director of the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra, and Jason Miller, APO’s executive director, asked patrons what kinds of performances they would most like to attend and experience,

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‘Miraculous’ Santana: Legend aims to elevate, transform at AMP

We should all be as happy as Carlos Santana. When asked how he’s doing, his reply is, “Thank you for asking me. I’m grateful and happy. How are you?” You

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‘Love On The Rocks’: Opera in Ozarks schools fans on romance

“When people say they don’t like opera, I always ask, ‘which one?’” laughs Nancy Preis, general director of Eureka Springs’ venerable Opera in the Ozarks. “There’s 400 years of opera

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Rule Of Three: Cohen, Barth, Wilson concert a unique evening of jazz

A “dream project” jazz trio will finally play after being delayed by the pandemic. On June 25, clarinetist Anat Cohen, saxophonist Steve Wilson and jazz pianist Bruce Barth will perform

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From Haiti With Love: McCalla brings her roots to Roots on the Avenue

Leyla McCalla opens her album “Breaking the Thermometer” literally searching for answers. In a recorded conversation with her mother, the cellist questions her memories of Haiti when she was a

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Blues In Motion: Riverfront Festival going downtown

Monica Brich mbrich@nwaonline.com The annual Riverfront Blues Festival is moving away from the riverfront this year. The event will be June 17-18 with headliners performing at The Majestic at 817